If you Google “mechanic lien forms,” you’ll be swamped with companies selling do-it-yourself mechanic lien and notice forms for prices as low as $10 or $15. After purchasing the form once, you can use it as many times as your company needs. When comparing this nominal fee with the cost…Read More
Archive | April, 2011
Short answer: If you’re unpaid on a construction project, a Mechanic’s Lien is an effective way to get paid. In most states, the filing of a mechanics lien prevents the owner from selling, refinancing or transferring property. Further, and perhaps more importantly, a lien claimant who is originally allowed to…Read More
Zlien manages preliminary notices and mechanic liens for construction projects all across the United States, and is excited to announce the addition of commercial collection services to its scope of services for our valued customers.
Now, from the moment your company signs a new contract, you can partner with Zlien to…Read More
Mike Rowe, the host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, today launched Trades Hub, publishing resources and content from writers and…Read More
Short Answer: No. You only have once chance to file a mechanics lien, and once that period expires, your lien rights are gone forever. Promises of payment will not extend your lien period. When unpaid on a construction project, you should file your mechanics lien.
Long Answer: The experience of…Read More
These days all of the laws and restrictions surrounding the construction business can make it difficult for construction companies to file a lien against consumers when necessary. If the states had embraced the Uniform Construction Lien Act that the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws drafted in…Read More
My friend Chris Hill recently posted a blog post on Construction Law Musings discussing a recent Virginia trial level decision in TWP Enterprises v. Dressel, wherein the court addressed the question of whether contractual provisions can alter a party’s mechanic lien rights. The blog post is highly recommended:
Yes, I know we’re already a quarter through 2011…but I came across a recently published blog post from the Construction & Infrastructure Law Blog that provides a great recap of the 2010 mechanic lien law changes in California.
It was a wild year for California lien laws, as a number…Read More
Short Answer: No, a mechanics lien will only last for a certain proscribed period of time. Once that time has passed, the lien holder must file a lawsuit to foreclose upon the lien. If the lawsuit is filed, the lien will stay active until the suit is concluded. If…Read More
Mississippi Governor Barbour just signed Senate Bill 2363 into law, which makes small amendments the Mississippi mechanic liens laws; specifically M.S. § 85-7-141.
Filing Allowed in County Court
Every state’s court system has levels of…Read More